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Beach Boys' Mike Love Gets Around To Tanglewood

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Summer might not be endless here in the Northeast, but our region is gearing up for some more “Fun Fun Fun” before fall when The Beach Boys stop at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts this Monday night, featuring original members Bruce Johnston and Mike Love.

For more than 50 years, the Beach Boys have helped to define the sound of America, and Mike Love’s distinctive vocals have made an indelible mark on the history of pop music in songs like “Surfin’ USA,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Kokomo” and dozens more.

As frontman, Love has been the keeper of the flame through many ups and downs since forming the group with his cousins the Wilson brothers in 1961.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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